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ABC Monday Night Football

ABC Monday Night Football

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 7, 1993

The only thing we left out is the cooler of Gatorade. Hard hitting graphics and play-by-play sound bring every grunt and groan to life. Chalkboards of pro-designed offensive and defensive plays. "Super Play" mode zooms to a close-up of the action. 28 prime-time teams with their own personality and field prowess. Relive the action with instant replay. Monitor player stats and save them with the "Super Save Stats" feature.

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Arcade - Released - 1989

A platform shooter where you play as a robot that can transform into a more powerful robot by collecting power-ups. It features a cyborg battling against alien creatures, while collecting power-ups and defeating bosses to advance levels.

Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Pinball - Released - February 1, 1993

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends is an arcade pinball game based on the cult cartoon series by Jay Ward. Designed by Tim Seckel with artwork by Kevin O'Connor, it was released by Data East in 1993. As the title indicates, the title celebrates the animated misadventures of Rocket J. Squirrel, Bullwinkle the moose, the Pottsylvania spies Boris and Natasha, and characters from the show's supporting segments. Help Mr. Peabody and Sherman fire up the WABAC Machine and travel through time, save Nell from the spinning sawblade, defuse the Bomb with the Bomb Extinguisher, and...

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 31, 1989

Get ready for racing action like you've never experienced it. Because Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is so much more than just a game you drive. It's a game you design, a game where everything - from the pit crew to the power boost, from the suspension to the speed, right down to the color of the racing machine itself - is in your control. An entire racing season on the world's 16 toughest tracks lies ahead. Each demands its own strategy; Al Jr. will give you advice before every race. In the pusuit of the season's championship, you can set up and modify your own car, or climb behind the wheel of...

Apache 3

Apache 3

Arcade - Released - 1988

In control of a chopper, you must fly through various terrains, shooting down enemy choppers as they appear, and rescue hostages by picking them up. Most sequences go forward with a behind view, and some are sideways scrolling. The monitor bezel instructions state: "You are piloting a heavily-armed helicopter through enemy territory. Your mission is to destroy enemy bases and rescue captured soldiers. You must complete your mission in each stage in order to proceed to the next stage."

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Arcade - Released - October 1, 1979

Standard scrolling/shooting game with five waves of enemies that proceed down the screen. The addition of a fuel limitation adds to the urgency of the game, requiring that you eliminate all of each wave of enemies in order to make it to the final level with enough fuel. The game of Astro Fighter consists of 4 waves and a refueling stage, which are then repeated with increasingly higher difficulty. The player's task is to eliminate the four successive waves of different types of attacking craft, while avoiding being hit by missiles and bombs, and then refuel by shooting the 'GS' ship before...

Atomic Runner

Atomic Runner

Sega Genesis - Released - July 1, 1992

The player takes the role of Chelnov, a coal miner who miraculously survives the malfunction and explosion of a nuclear power plant. Chelnov's body gains superhuman abilities due to the massive amount of radiation given off by the explosion, and a secret organization seeks to harness those abilities for its own evil purposes. Chelnov must battle and defeat the secret organization using his newfound abilities.

Avengers in Galactic Storm

Avengers in Galactic Storm

Arcade - Released - 1995

Avengers in Galactic Storm is a fighting arcade game developed and published by Data East. It features a single or two-player story mode or multiplayer head-to-head mode, and was the first modern fighting game to feature assistant characters commonly referred to by gamers either as "helpers" or "strikers". The game is based on characters in the Marvel universe, primarily The Avengers but also the Kree. The game's plot and roster of playable characters is based on the Operation: Galactic Storm story arc. The player has a character roster of eight playable fighters to choose from, each with...

Backfire!

Backfire!

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1995

A rally-type racing game from Data East. Players can choose between 2 fictitious rally cars, "Farco R4 Cup" or "Andula 2.0", and race through 6 stages. It is also possible to play one against another on a split screen.

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja

Arcade - Released - August 1, 1988

The game starts in New York City, where President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the nefarious DragonNinja. The game's intro begins with the following introduction: "Rampant ninja related crimes these days... Whitehouse is not the exception...". As soon as that occurs, a Secret Service agent asks two street-smart brawlers, named Blade and Striker: "President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?". After hearing that, the Bad Dudes pursue the DragonNinja through the city streets, highway, sewers, transport train, forest, cave and into the secret...

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1990

Battle Chess is a video game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the Amiga in 1988 and subsequently on many other systems, including 3DO, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000 and Windows 3.x. In 1991, Battle Chess Enhanced was released by Interplay for the PC, featuring improved VGA graphics and a symphonic musical score that played off of the CD-ROM. Battle Chess...

Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu

Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 30, 1988

Be-Bop High School: Koukousei Gokuraku Densetsu ("Be-Bop High School: Senior Paradise Legend") is a NES adventure that follows the misadventures of a group of Japanese high school delinquents as they go around picking fights and gaining respect. The game is mostly a text-heavy adventure game, though it allows the player to walk around the overworld map with the controller and encounter NPCs. Most NES adventure games at the time would only let the player move around via a menu. Be-Bop High School is a Shounen Jump manga (later an anime and several live-action movies) that features said...

Bega's Battle

Bega's Battle

Arcade - Released - 1983

The player takes on the role of the robot Bega whose goal was to stop the invasion forces of the alien Varga, while also rescuing his three friends who have been kidnapped by them. Even among laserdisc games Bega's Battle has become somewhat rare because many of the machines were converted into Cobra Command machines as part of a discount deal offered by Data East in exchange for the internals of the Bega's Battle arcade cabinet. Similar to Astron Belt, the game used the footage mainly for backgrounds, while the actual gameplay was a shooting game with sprites laid over the video. Bega's...

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

Arcade - Released - 1988

Bloody Wolf (ならず者戦闘部隊ブラッディウルフ Narazumono Sentō Butai Bloody Wolf, "Rogue Combat Squad: Bloody Wolf"), released in Europe as Battle Rangers, is a run and gun arcade game released by Data East in 1988. Two commandos take on an entire army with many weapons, and defeat bosses to advance levels. You're a death-dealing commando on the mission of your life... rescue the President from an army of terrorist guerrillas. Only you have the guts and firepower to blast through their jungle strongholds... to take out their choppers, snipers and missile launching subs. Make them eat the heat of your...

Bo Jackson Baseball

Bo Jackson Baseball

MS-DOS - Released - June 6, 1991

Bo Jackson Baseball (TV Sports: Baseball in Europe) is an arcade oriented conversion of the popular American sport, in the same series as TV Sports: Football and TV Sports: Basketball. The player can choose among 26 teams and play directly in the positions of batter and pitcher. A managerial element is also included: when playing a whole season the player can choose the lineup and the batting order. Emphasis is put on user-friendliness and TV-style presentation, featuring the likeness of Bob McGill. It also features digitalised sound samples and motion captured player animations. The stats...

Bo Jackson Baseball

Bo Jackson Baseball

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1991

It is based on Bo Jackson's baseball career. An option allows the player to play anywhere from five to nine innings. Nintendo Power gave this game a 2.8 out of 5 in their September 1991 review while Electronic Gaming Monthly issued a 4.25 out of 10 review in their October 1991 issue of their magazine. Players can either play in exhibition mode or playoff mode. Either one or two players can participate. In addition to those options, a CPU vs CPU mode and a CPU vs CPU quick mode are available in order to quicken up a tournament; the purpose is to see the stats of that particular match and...

Boogie Wings

Boogie Wings

Arcade - Released - 1992

This is one of the most humorous shooters ever by Data East. One biplane had a hook at the rear with which you could swing it to catch lots of things in the scenery like enemies. One other particularity was that, if your plane was hit two times, it was destroyed and you then had to continue on foot. You could then take all kinds of vehicles like a bike, elephant, pogostick, etc. The stages were a museum with dinosaur skeletons, a fair with a mechanical Santa Claus turning into Satan Claus, etc.

Bottom of the Ninth

Bottom of the Ninth

Arcade - 1989

One or two players choose a ballclub from cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, or Boston and compete either against the computer or each other in this baseball game. A wide variety of picthes can be thrown and batters can change their stance and angle of swing.

BreakThru

BreakThru

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1987

BreakThru is a 2D side-scrolling vehicle shooter. Your mission: race, jump, and blast your way through five levels (mountains, bridge, plains, city, and airfield) of enemy defenses to recapture the stolen jet fighter. A host of enemy soldiers, mines, vehicles, and aircraft will try to stop you, though. Oh yeah... and don't forget to watch out for those rocket attacks and falling rocks!

BreakThru: The Arcade Game

BreakThru: The Arcade Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

BreakThru is a 2D side-scrolling vehicle shooter. Your mission: race, jump, and blast your way through five levels (mountains, bridge, plains, city, and airfield) of enemy defenses to recapture the stolen jet fighter. A host of enemy soldiers, mines, vehicles, and aircraft will try to stop you, though. Oh yeah... and don't forget to watch out for those rocket attacks and falling rocks!

Buggy Boy Junior

Buggy Boy Junior

Arcade - Released - 1986

The original, cockpit version of the arcade cabinet had a panoramic three-screen display, a feature previously employed in TX-1. An upright, single-screen cabinet was released in 1986 under the name, Buggy Boy Junior. Buggy Boy, also known as Speed Buggy, is an arcade off-road racing game developed by Tatsumi in 1985. The object of the game is to drive around one of five courses (Offroad, North, East, South or West) in the shortest time possible. Each course has five legs, each filled with obstacles such as boulders and brick walls. Points are awarded for driving through gates and...

BurgerTime

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - September 23, 1988

The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the game level is finished. While making burgers, the player must avoid the antagonists, three types of enemies: Mr. Hot Dog,...

BurgerTime

BurgerTime

Arcade - Released - 1983

The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the game level is finished. While making burgers, the player must avoid the antagonists, three types of enemies: Mr. Hot Dog,...

BurgerTime

BurgerTime

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 27, 1985

You play as Chef Pepper and your goal is to make giant hamburgers while evil eggs, sausages and pickles chase you around the game area. To properly make a hamburger you must assemble all of the ingredients together, dropping them from higher up onto the the burger area below. To actually do this you have to let Chef Pepper step all over the burger ingredients. As soon as an ingredient (a piece of lettuce for instance) has been stepped on, it will fall to the next level below. Falling food will squish any enemy following you and will also"bump" any other ingredient bellow it farther down....

BurgerTime Deluxe

BurgerTime Deluxe

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - March 1, 1991

If you can't take the heat... Get outta the kitchen. But if you're looking for a little action, have we got the kitchen for you. A renegade band of giant, mutated fast food is after Chef Peter Pepper. Led by the biggest weiner of all time - Frank N. Furter - the Food Fiends are out to get the chef and his world-famous Giant-O-Burgers. It's a wild chase through seven levels in the latest edition of the smash-hit Burger Time series.

Burnin' Rubber

Burnin' Rubber

Arcade - 1982

Bump 'n' Jump, known in Japan as Burnin' Rubber (バーニンラバー Bānin Rabā?), is a 1982 Japanese arcade game created by Data East Corporation, released as both a dedicated board and as part of their DECO Cassette System. The game was published in certain regions by Bally Midway. In Bump 'n' Jump the goal is to drive from the beginning of a level to the end while bumping enemy vehicles into obstacles and jumping over various large obstacles such as bodies of water.

B-Wings

B-Wings

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1984

B-Wings is a vertically scrolling shooter first released as an arcade game by Data East in 1984. The game was ported by Data East to the Family Computer in 1986, and was Data East's very first home release for this platform.

B-Wings

B-Wings

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 3, 1986

B-Wings is a vertically scrolling space shooter that owes its name to the space fighter from Star Wars movies. You have a wide variety of weapons at your disposal: Fire, Cannons, Jump, Hammer, etc. Each weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, Cannon fires powerful and rapid blasts, but you can only shoot directly in front of you; Van covers several directions, but has slow speed; Anti builds a protective shield around you each time you shoot, but its range is very small, and so on. You can change the weapons every time you are killed, before you run out of lives and lose...

Captain America and the Avengers

Captain America and the Avengers

Sega Genesis - Released - December 1, 1992

The Red Skull is using a mind-control device to unite the world's most dreaded super-villains under his command. The call goes out to the world's mightiest team of superheroes: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! As Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye or Vision, it's up to you and a friend to foil the Red Skull's fiendish plan for world domination. Battle enemies like Whirlwind, Living Laser, Klaw, Grim Reaper and more! Live the Marvel legend in this picture-perfect translation of the blockbuster arcade smash!

Captain America and the Avengers

Captain America and the Avengers

Arcade - Released - 1991

Captain America and the Avengers is an arcade game released by Data East in 1991. It features the Marvel Comics characters The Avengers in a side-scrolling brawling and shooting adventure to defeat the evil Red Skull.

Captain America and the Avengers

Captain America and the Avengers

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1991

When Captain America throws his mighty shield... Red Skull's goons will feel the pain of its power! On this adventure, it's personal. Captain America and Hawkeye must track down their fellow Avengers, Iron Man and Vision. But the kidnappers - Red Skull, Ultron, Crossbones and Wizard - have let loose a legion of thugs that stand between you and your friends. Captain America and the Avengers. It's a cross-country chase of action with your favorite Marvel comic book heroes!

Caveman Games

Caveman Games

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - January 1, 1990

Olympic Games set in the stone age. Events include clubbing, dino-racing, fire-making, mate-tossing, saber racing and the dino vault. Supporting up to six players, you must select your caveman from a total of six different characters with different backgrounds, all with different skills and drawbacks.

Chelnov: Atomic Runner

Chelnov: Atomic Runner

Arcade - Released - 1988

Chelnov, also known as Atomic Runner or fully titled as Atomic Runner Chelnov - Nuclear Man, the Fighter, is a Japanese infinite runner arcade game developed and published by Data East in 1988

The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy

The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy

Arcade - Released - 1990

The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy is a side-scrolling action-adventure arcade game only released in Japan by Data East in 1990. The game takes place during the 1930s in an unspecified European country. Research on a secret weapon of mass destruction was being conducted in this country under the leadership of a fearsome army general, the Dark Ogre, but an elderly scientist decides to escape after learning that he was being manipulated by the general. The scientist gives the key piece of his research, a prism stone, to his granddaughter Charlotte as he escapes, and the general pursues the prism...

Cobra Command

Cobra Command

Arcade - Released - 1984

Terrorists are threatening the Free World and have amassed a diabolical force. Only the brave pilot of Cobra Command can vanquish the terrorist threat and save the free world from total destruction. The player assumes the role as pilot of the LX-3 Super Cobra helicopter. The missions go across the New York City streets, the Statue of Liberty, the Atlantic Ocean, Italy, the Grand Canyon and the enemy's headquarters on the Easter Island.

Cobra Command

Cobra Command

Nintendo Entertainment System - November 1, 1988

Cobra Command is a 1988 arcade game developed and published by Data East that was later ported to the NES. It is a side-scroller in which the player flies a heavily armoured helicopter through six stages to destroy enemy tanks, cannons, submarines and gunboats.

Cobra-Command

Cobra-Command

Arcade - Released - 1988

Not be confused with the 1984 Data East game of the same name, which was a LaserDisc game. Cobra-Command is a 1988 arcade game developed and published by Data East that was later ported to the NES. It is a side-scroller in which the player flies a heavily armored helicopter through six stages to destroy enemy tanks, cannons, submarines, and gunboats. There are missions to Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the South China Sea, Siam and the enemy's headquarters.

Commando (Capcom)

Commando (Capcom)

Arcade - Released - 1985

You are a highly trained solder whose mission is to annihilate the enemy and rescue important captives. To do this you must destroy the enemy base, which is said to be impregnable. Your weapons consist of a machine gun with unlimited shots and a limited supply of hand grenades that may be replenished by stealing from the enemy. Commando is a vertically scrolling shooter staring an elite soldier named Super Joe. The object is to help Super Joe blast through enemy lines, destroying compounds and rescuing hostages along the way, over the course of 16 stages. Armed with a machine gun and supply...

Congo's Caper

Congo's Caper

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 18, 1992

If you were a monkey, just hangin' out in the jungle with your chimp-chick, and a magic ruby fell out of the sky and zapped you both, turning you into half-humans, and a demon-kid swooped down and made off with your girl -- what would you do? You'd high-tail it after them and stop at nothing to save her, that's what -- 'cause you're Congo, the money-turned-superkid, and only you can uphold the law of the jungle! But it's more than a jungle out there -- your search for little Congette will take you from ghost towns to pirate ships to ninja castles to the belly of a Tyrannosaurus. This is no...

Creature Shock

Creature Shock

Sony Playstation - Released - August 23, 1996

Get ready for the fright of your life Your heart is pounding. Your pulse rate is rising. Your mind is racing. You can taste the sweat from your brow. You have no idea what lurks around the next corner. But you know it won't be pleasant. In the 22nd Century, the Earth is experiencing overpopulation and environmental desctruction on a critical scale. Three ships are launched to search the solar system for a suitable second home. Four years later, as the UNS Amazon nears Saturn, all contact is lost, save for the faint signal of an emergency distress beacon. There's something out...

Crystal Quest

Crystal Quest

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 1, 1991

Buckle in and gear up for the classic galactic ride of your life. Far beyond known galaxies, the stars are scattered with precious crystals. As a renegade outer space prospector, your job is to scoop 'em up and bring 'em home. Just one problem: The brilliant glow of these gems attracts some of the universe's foulest pests. We call them nasties - and they're just that. So go ahead...zap the intergalactic vermin and cash in on the crystals. It's nasty-blastin' fun.

Daikaijyu Deburasu

Daikaijyu Deburasu

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 21, 1990

Kaiju-themed strategy game for Famicom.

Dark Legend

Dark Legend

Sega Saturn - October 1, 1995

Dark Legend or Suiko Enbu (Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty) is a one-on-one 2D fighting set in medieval China and based around the myths of the classic "Shuihuzhuan" Chinese story. Select between a group of 11 fighters and clash against each other using your specific moves and attacks. Additionally, each character fights with his own unique weapon, but depending on how much you block your weapon can break and you must finish the fight barehanded and using a different moveset and generally faster (but less powerful) attacks. Features the standard Vs head-to-head mode, as well as an Original...

Dark Lord

Dark Lord

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 8, 1991

This is the first entry in the Dark Lord series, kicking off a trilogy that continued on to the Super Famicom. Structurally, the game works a little like Falcom’s Sorcerian. You make a party of three characters and get dumped into a menu town. You can pick up quests here, of which there are twelve total in the game. Accept a quest and you’ll be taken to the relevant location, where you’ll have to complete a mini-scenario of sorts. Finish it and you’ll be sent back to the town with some experience, money, and maybe even an item or two in your pockets. You can do the quests in whatever order...

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum

Nintendo Entertainment System - March 1, 1990

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum was an action game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1990 exclusively in North America. Players take the role of Dash Galaxy, a space scout who has been captured by a hostile civilization. Gameplay involves a series of floors with several rooms each. Keys must be collected to progress to higher floors and, eventually, an escape ship. Dash's only weapons are a limited supply of bombs and remote detonators. Good timing is crucial to completing the game, requiring navigation of trampoline jumps and roaming enemies. While the rooms are side-scrolling...

Dashin' Desperadoes

Dashin' Desperadoes

Sega Genesis - Released - September 1, 1993

On Your Marks... Get Set...DASH! Are you ready for a reckless race that's like nothing you've ever experienced? DASHIN' DESPERADOES pits you against a friend or the computer in a split-screen speed contest that puts a whole new perspective on "getting ahead"! Will and Rick, a couple of cool cowdudes, were best buds until Jenny came to town. They've been rivals ever since, competing constantly for her attention. Now Jenny's dad has given her a trip around the world for her birthday. Will and Rick are both determined to go along as her bodyguard - and they'll do anything to top each...

Death Brade

Arcade - November 1, 1991

Mutant Fighter is a 1991 fighting game created by Data East. This arena style fighting game is a cross breed of fighting and wrestling. Players can choose from 8 different characters to achieve fighter supremacy. Power bar features allow characters to do a Super Throw when the bar is full.

Defcon 5

Defcon 5

Sega Saturn - Released - June 7, 1996

In Defcon 5, space aliens attack colony MRP-6F and turn a once peaceful evening of engineering into a battle for survival. In the far future, conflict is at an all-time low and outdated defence bases are being vacated and replaced with automated software. You play as an cyberneer engineer sent to update one such base. Just after uploading the automating code, the base is suddenly invaded by unknown assailants from the air and ground. You must rely on your wits and the defence software to fend them off. The main game takes place in a first-person view inside the complex. Trams connect the...

Defcon 5: Peace Has a Price...

Defcon 5: Peace Has a Price...

Sony Playstation - Released - November 23, 1995

In Defcon 5, space aliens attack colony MRP-6F and turn a once peaceful evening of engineering into a battle for survival. In the far future, conflict is at an all-time low and outdated defence bases are being vacated and replaced with automated software. You play as an cyberneer engineer sent to update one such base. Just after uploading the automating code, the base is suddenly invaded by unknown assailants from the air and ground. You must rely on your wits and the defence software to fend them off. The main game takes place in a first-person view inside the complex. Trams connect the...

Desert Assault

Desert Assault

Arcade - Released - 1991

Desert Assault or Thunder Zone (Japanese name) is a isometric scrolling military themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of one of four commandos operating in the Persian gulf. Each commando has their own look and special limited bomb. As you walk through the stages you fight a variety of enemies on foot, vehicles, static guns and bosses. While playing destroyed enemies drop weapons and items to restore hit points that can be picked up. Weapons include a shotgun, machinegun, bazooka, rocket launcher and flamethrower. Sometimes a vehicle must be mounted. These include a car and some...

Donald Land

Donald Land

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 29, 1988

Unlike M.C. Kids, this game is simply a platformer without any puzzle elements to it. For example, players had to search outside Ronald's clubhouse for four of the puzzle cards to allow them access to the next level while the Donald Land video game simply consists of defeating enemies while avoiding damage. The game stars Ronald McDonald (known in Japan as Donald McDonald), the mascot of the McDonald's fast food chain. The objective is to bring peace to his magical land by controlling the famous fast food clown. Most of Ronald's companions have been kidnapped, and the animals have turned...

Dragon Gun

Dragon Gun

Arcade - Released - 1992

Dragon Gun is light gun arcade game released by Data East in 1992. Both players can play simultaneously shooting against monsters in screen.

Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 1, 1993

From deep within Mordroc's Castle, a foul stench rose up to mix with the cold, damp mitnight air; the telltale sign of the evil wizard's pet fire-breathing dragon, Singe; the beast that guarded the Princess Daphne in the deadly caves far below the surface. Dirk the Daring walked steadily toward the castle gate. He felt no fear; but then fear was for cowards. No other would dare to enter this perilous castle where Mordroc had imprisoned the helpless princess. But for Dirk there was no other possible course to take. Now was the time for heroes. Now was the time for action. Now was the time to...

Express Raider

Express Raider

Arcade - Released - 1986

In this game, you control a train robber called Express Raider who must try to steal the bags of money from the running locomotives. There are two sequences: a fighting sequence and a shooting sequence. During the fighting sequence, you must fight the bank teller, hit the coyotes and then jump onto the train before it speeds away. When you are on the trian, you must fight your way past other enemies and avoid various projectiles like bottles, bullets and shovels full of coal. Be careful to duck under the low signs that come along as the train is travelling. If you manage to make it to the...

Fighter's History

Fighter's History

Arcade - Released - March 19, 1993

Players choose one of eight international fighters and compete to be the best in the world. Players choose from six male and two martial arts fighters, each with their own unique style. The fighters travel around the world and battle in one-on-one, hand-to-hand tournaments to determine who is the best. Fighters travel from city to city challenging other martial artists in a "best two out of three" round fight. Each fighter has an assortment of special power moves and occasionally items in the background may be destroyed by the combat. This game was Data East's answer to Capcom's...

Fighter's History

Fighter's History

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 1, 1994

You're invited as one of the master champions to engage in Fighter's History The world awaits for a legend to arrive. An ultimate honor for someone who is willing to risk it all in this content "Fighter's History." By mysterious invitation you are to join the greatest martial arts masters of the world. Only one person can walk away the ultimate champion by challenging 9 competitors and 2 bosses. Good Luck! You're going to need it.

Fighter's History Dynamite

Fighter's History Dynamite

SNK Neo Geo AES - Released - March 17, 1994

Fighter's History was probably the most blatant rip-off of Street Fighter 2 in history (hence the title). Lo and behold, Data East had the audacity to make a sequel a year after the release of the original, even after Capcom tried to sue them for ripping off SF2. Fighter's History Dynamite (also known as Karnov's Revenge) is at least an improvement over the original. The sequel adds playable bosses (Clown and Karnov) and two new characters: Zazie & Yungmie. Besides a better selection of playable characters and some new backgrounds, the game itself really hasn't changed very much in terms of...

Fighter's History Dynamite

Fighter's History Dynamite

SNK Neo Geo CD - Released - December 17, 1994

The quest to defeat the mysterious Baron of Battlers, the mysterious K, is on. In order to get to this grotesque gladiator, however, you need to fight your way through 11 matches with the most skilled, most deadly of all combatants in the world of physical contact. Use your powers of pulverization, psychic energy blasts, and ridiculous strength to become the explosive fighting god in FIGHTERS HISTORY DYNAMITE!

Fighter's History: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!!

Fighter's History: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!!

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - February 17, 1995

A sequel to the original Fighter's History. Originally meant to be the Super Famicom port for Fighter's History Dynamite (known in the US as Karnov's Revenge), it was instead modified to be a vehicle for Fighter's History's breakout character Makoto Mizoguchi. The game features multiple modes. The main story mode involves Mizoguchi chasing down a mysterious masked character after he disparages Osaka's takoyaki, of which Mizoguchi is fiercely protective. Mizoguchi then travels around Japan in pursuit, fighting the other characters for various contrived reasons. There's also a CPU Battle mode...

FireTrap

FireTrap

Commodore 64 - October 15, 1987

A girl is trapped on the top floor of 16 burning skyscrapers, and as a firefighter, your mission is to climb up these skyscrapers and put out the flames that shoot through the building's windows, threatening every single floor. You'll also rescue other people trapped inside. Your mission becomes difficult by falling objects and fireballs, and even the flames shoot sparks in any direction at any time. You can use the water spray on the flames to distinguish them. Doing so will occasionally reveal cash and other special items, which include: the 3-way water spray, which allow you to extinguish...

Firetrap

Firetrap

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1986

A firefighter climbs a burning building while avoiding falling objects, extinguishing the fires and rescuing people and animals who are trapped. This game is very similar to Crazy Climber. As your firefighter climbs the building, he must use his fire extinguisher to put out the fires which include burning papers, flaming windows and shooting fireballs. The fire extinguisher contains a limited amount of water, so you will have to use it wisely. Your firefighter can climb upward to get higher in the building and he can also scroll sideways on the building as well climb down about three...

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey

Apple iOS - October 28, 2014

Help Jennifer, a young marine biologist, win the Best Aquarium Award. Dive to the bottom of the sea and find various hidden items in numerous eye-teasing locations. Get cash for them to buy cute sea creatures and beautiful ornaments to create three unique aquariums. Choose from tons of accessories and supplies to make the life of your exotic swimming pets fun and comfortable. Become a genuine aquarist, polish your design skills and win trophies in this dazzling hidden object spin-off of the original Fishdom™ - a game by Playrix where dream aquariums come true! ENJOY THESE FEATURES: -...

Garyo Retsuden

Garyo Retsuden

Arcade - Released - 1987

Garyo Retsuden is a weird, overhead run-and-gun with a “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” motif. The heroes are three brothers: Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei, as they set off to save the princess, held by Lu Bu. Each of them wields a different weapon – bow and arrow, axes, and throwing knives – but they all fundamentally play the same. Each level is filled with power-ups, including weapon upgrades, suits to absorb hits, and shoes to walk faster. There are also horses stationed regularly, which don’t really do a whole lot, but can absorb a bit of extra damage, and can be healed by gobbling up...

Gate of Doom

Arcade - Released - 1990

According to an ancient legend of the Kingdom of Etrulia, should the people get corrupted by wickedness, demons and devils would break through the Gate of Doom, ruling the land as their own. However, by the same time four heroes with different powers would be summoned by the Force Divine to destroy the monsters of darkness and using the magic gem and magic crown they would try to lock the Gate of Doom forever. Dark Seal was originally released in arcades in 1990. It is a beat'em-up in a fantasy set. One or two players (in co-op mode) can choose among 4 different characters: the Knight (who...

Ghostlop

Ghostlop

Arcade - Released - 1996

Bruce and McCoy are 2 ghost hunters who have to eradicate all the Great King of Terror's minions to save the world from his threat. This is a very rare prototype, never officially released.

Golf Club: Birdie Rush

Golf Club: Birdie Rush

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 9, 1987

Golf Club: Birdie Rush is a golf game developed by Data East and published for the Famicom towards the end of 1987. It employs a far off bird's eye view throughout the game. It features 18 holes and allows players to play in a stroke game, or a tournament, and allows players to play alone, or head to head. It was only released in Japan, and it was followed up with a sequel for the Super Famicom called Super Birdie Rush in 1992.

Gondomania

Gondomania

Arcade - Released - 1987

Fly a craft over a scrolling background and dodge enemy fire while shooting enemies. The theme is somewhat medieval (dragons, soldiers, etc.) and plant-like (vines, lakes, etc.). Two fire buttons shoot weapons which when powered-up have a limited number of shots. Two fire buttons allow for a weak weapon and a strong weapon, both of which may be replaced by picking up power-ups that appear when enemies die. Each power-up is a different kind of weapon which has a limited use as indicated next to the weapon icon ("10" would mean 10 shots left). When a power-up is acquired, it replaces the...

Graplop

Graplop

Arcade - Released - 1983

The ball is used to dislodge an everchanging array of grapes.

Guerrilla War

Guerrilla War

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A tropical island (specified as Cuba in the Japanese original) is being oppressed by a dictator, but fortunately one or two brave US soldiers (Ernesto "Che" Guevara in the Japanese version) are on hand to restore justice. March through the rivers, swamps and forests to overthrow the dictator (specified as Batista in Japan) in this evolution of the Commando style. The game scrolls vertically, as you move up the screen shooting enemies, finding good strategic firing points and collecting powerups. As the enemy soldiers come towards you in groups, some care is required when picking them off,...

Gun Hard

Gun Hard

Arcade - Released - 1994

A 1 to 2 player shooting game where a player assumes the role of a cop and shoots on-screen criminals, using an optical gun, while being careful not to kill any innocent bystanders.

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Pinball - Released - July 1, 1994

Guns N' Roses is a pinball machine based on the rock group Guns N' Roses. The artwork features photos by Robert John from his book Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History. This game is a widebody pinball game with several unique twists. Among them, is an old fashioned revolver, which players use to start the game as opposed to the typical plunger. When a quarter is inserted, the band's famous "Welcome to the Jungle" song (recorded from a concert) plays. Also included on the soundtrack is the Use Your Illusion outtake "Ain't Going Down," which is the only official release of the song. The...

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Apple II - 1987

Heavy Barrel is a shooter with a top-down view similar to Commando and Ikari Warriors. Terrorists have seized the underground control complex of a nuclear missile site. It is up to the player to infiltrate the installation and eliminate the leader of the terrorist army before they can launch the missiles. To stop the terrorists you will need the powerful weapon Heavy Barrel. The problem is that the weapon still is in the installation. Before the fortress fell the weapon was taken apart and locked in six different storage lockers. To defeat the terrorists you must collect all keys and...

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Arcade - Released - 1987

Heavy Barrel is a 1987 overhead run and gun arcade game by Data East. Terrorists have seized the underground control complex of a nuclear missile site, and it is up to the player to infiltrate the base and kill the enemy leader. Players begin armed with a laser gun with unlimited ammunition and a limited supply of grenades. Improved weapons and grenade powerups are made available within the game, either in plain sight or within crates that must be unlocked using keys. Additionally, crates may contain orbs or one of the six pieces of the Heavy Barrel superweapon. Like SNK's Ikari Warriors,...

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 2, 1990

The impossible, and unthinkable has happened. Terrorists have seized the underground control complex of a nuclear missile site. It's up to you to infiltrate the installation and eliminate the leader of the terrorists army. It won't be easy. Powerful tanks, treacherous waterways and the bridges all part of enemy territory now. The only weapon you'll be able to defeat the terrorists with is HEAVY BARREL - but it's been dismantled and is in pieces inside the installation itself. Once you've battled your way inside, you must find the keys and reassemble the weapon. Brute force alone won't...

Heavy Smash

Heavy Smash

Arcade - Released - 1993

Heavy Smash portrays a futuristic, armored, no-rules version of handball. The player is allowed to select one of various national teams (plus a robot team with a space station as home turf), some of them with an unique armor design reflecting some kind of perceived national tradition (a samurai armor for Japan and a sort of sci-fi football outfit or USA, for example) and some other being just palette swaps. Each team has a distinctive special shot, which has to be loaded up with a power gauge and each team member, in addition to tackling and roughing up opponents with no penalty whatsoever,...

Heracles no Eikō II: Titan no Metsubō

Heracles no Eikō II: Titan no Metsubō

Nintendo Entertainment System - December 23, 1989

This Dragon Quest-styled game unfolds in ancient Greece, where the hero must traverse the land and do battle with great beasts and monsters of mythology! This game is part of a larger series of Heracles games that have seldom been released outside of Japan.

Heracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no Chinmoku

Heracles no Eikou III: Kamigami no Chinmoku

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 24, 1992

Heracles no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku, "Glory of Heracles III: Silence of the Gods") is the third installment of the series. Originally released for the Super Famicom, it was released on the Japanese Virtual Console in 2007 and a mobile phone in 2008 by G-Mode. The game's plot and setting are loosely based around various episodes included in Greek mythology. The hero begins the game in a state of total memory-loss, but discovers that he has somehow acquired a mysterious power that shields him from all bodily harm, essentially making him immortal. The only clue the hero has in...

Heracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami Kara No Okurimono

Heracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami Kara No Okurimono

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - October 21, 1994

The fifth installment of the series (fourth game in the main series), released after the portable spinoff Heracles no Eiko: Ugokidashita Kamigami. The player takes the role of a young man whose spirit was separated from his body. The player must progress by having the spirit enter and take control over the bodies of various humans and animals encountered along the way.The game's plot and setting are very loosely based around various episodes from Greek mythology, with a particular focus on Atlantis and the tale of Pandora's box.

Heracles no Eikou: Toujin Makyouden

Heracles no Eikou: Toujin Makyouden

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 12, 1987

In this game, you play the role of Herakles (or Hercules, in Latin pronunciation), the famous legendary Greek hero. Starting in Athens and wandering all over ancient Greece (and even the mythical land of the dead), you'll have to fight many monsters, including popular figures from Greek mythology like Talos or Hades, and prove yourself worthy of a hero's fame. The game is very similar to Dragon Warrior series: you fight random enemies in turn-based battles viewed from first-person perspective, collect experience and money, and in towns talk to people and buy weapons, armor, and items. There...

Heracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami

Heracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 27, 1992

Heracles no Eikou: Ugokidashita Kamigami is a spin-off entry in the Glory of Heracles series for the Gameboy and is a direct continuation of the first game. The title was developed by SAS Sakata and published in Japan on December 27, 1992 by Data East. An English fan translation was released by HTI in 2012 under the title "The Glory of Heracles: Snap Story."

High Seas Havoc

High Seas Havoc

Sega Genesis - Released - 1994

Havoc is a young traveler and treasure hunter, who roams the seas with his shipmate Tide. One day, he finds an unconscious girl on the seashore. She tells Havoc that her name is Bridget, and she has a treasure map that leads to the location of Emeralda, the legendary treasure with unique power. But the evil pirate Bernardo has kidnapped Bridget and Tide, and stolen the treasure map. Havoc has to rescue his friends and to get the map back. High Seas Havoc is an action platformer. Havoc can roll, jump, and attack enemies while jumping - or hit them by simply jumping on their heads. He can...

Hippodrome

Hippodrome

Arcade - Released - 1989

You are the human competitor in the medieval gladitorial challenge. Fight a variety of mythological beings to the death in your quest to become the champion. There are a variety of weapons and armor that can be bought. There are only eight opponents and you are allowed to choose your weapon and the opponent fight order so you can have the right amount of strength and weaponry. The game has nine different selectable colosseums, each with a different opponent to face. The game ends after all nine respective opponents in all nine respective colosseums have been defeated: Pandemonium -...

Hoops '96

Hoops '96

Arcade - Released - 1996

Similar to regular basketball games, with one major exception the players have super powers which allow them to perform incredible feats. A standard basketball game where you view a scrolling court from the sidelines. The major difference in this game is that your players (on offense or defense) have super powers which allow them to make incredible shots, or incredible blocks. Your power reserve is diminished each time you use a special power. An interesting take on what otherwise would be yet another non-descript basketball game.

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Apple II - Released - February 1, 1986

Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling, run & gun shoot 'em up arcade game developed by SNK, published in North America and Europe by Tradewest, and released in 1986. Originally titled Ikari (怒, "Fury") in Japan, Ikari Warriors was SNK's first major breakthrough US release and became something of a classic. The game was released at the time when there were many Commando clones on the market. What distinguished Ikari Warriors were rotary joysticks and a two-player mode.

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles

Nintendo DS - Released - 2006

Jake Hunter, known in Japan as Tantei Jinguji Saburo (????????, Detective Saburo Jinguji) is a mystery adventure game series originally developed and published by Data East in 1987, and later developed by WorkJam and other companies. Despite its popularity in Japan, only one of its games have been released overseas: Tantei Jinguji Saburo DS: Inishie no Kioku was retitled and released in North America on June 11, 2008 by Aksys Games as Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles. The game was re-released on May 26, 2009 as Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past, which contains the original...

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Arcade - Released - 1991

Joe & Mac also known as Caveman Ninja, is a 1991 platform game released for the arcades by Data East. It was later adapted for the Super NES, Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Amiga, and PC. The game stars the green-haired Joe and the blue-haired Mac, cavemen who battle through numerous prehistoric levels using weapons such as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity, stone wheels, and clubs. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of women who were kidnapped by a rival tribe of cavemen.

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 1, 1992

It started out as a warm, peaceful summer day. Joe was lying in the green grass daydreaming about brontosaurus burgers while Mac was away hunting for dinosaurs. Hungry and relaxed, Joe returns to the village... BUT WAIT! Where are all the cavewomen? And where is all the food? That bogus bunch of Neanderthal nerds must have kidnapped the cavewomen and eaten the food! With no time to lose, Joe must single-handedly rescue the beloved cavewomen... and find some dinner along the way!

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 6, 1991

Back in the distant past (way back - like when “rock and roll” was just rock and fast food was dinner you couldn’t catch), lived two cave dudes named Joe and Mac. Whether it was dinosaur demolition or pterodactyl hang-glidin’, life for the boys was pretty cool. Cool, that is, until a bogus bunch of neanderthal nerds crashed their village and scared off all the cave-babes. Now the cave-babes are out there - SOMEWHERE, lost and reeeeally lonely… so what are you waitin’ for? It’s up to Joe and Mac to get ‘em back. * Fight flying pterodactyls in one or two-player simultaneous play. * 12...

Joe & Mac

Joe & Mac

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 31, 1991

Back in the distant past (way back-line when "rock and roll" was just rock and fast food was dinner you couldn't catch), lived two cave dudes named Joe and Mac. Whether it was dinosaur demolition or pterodactyl hang-glidin', life for the boys was pretty cool. Cool, that is, until a bogus bunch of neanderthal nerds crashed their village and scared off all the cave-babes. Now the cave-babes are out there- SOMEWHERE, lost and reeeeally lonely... so what are you waitin' for? It's up to Joe and Mac to get 'em back.

Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics

Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 18, 1994

Our heroes, Joe and Mac, have volunteered to search for their leader's crown and bring it back so that peace can be restored. Of course, they're not risking their lives just out of the goodness of their hearts - they're out to impress the cave-babes, too! Still it's Joe and Mac. They may have a little problem with navigation. They'd better be careful not to get lost...

Joe & Mac Returns

Joe & Mac Returns

Arcade - Released - 1994

A multi-platform game where cavemen must clear the screen of enemies in order to advance to the next level. In this sequel to Caveman Ninja, Joe and Mac are in a multi-level platform area and have to jump and club their enemies.

Kamikaze Cabbie

Kamikaze Cabbie

Arcade - Released - 1984

Kamikaze Cabbie is a Maze/Driving game developed by Data East Corporation in 1984 for the Arcade. A bootleg of this game is known as "Yellow Cab".

Karate Champ

Karate Champ

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1984

Karate Champ is an action fighting game for one or two players. The players compete against each other at nine different locations to see who has the best karate skills! To win a match, the player must win two of three rounds by knocking down his opponent with a wide variety of karate moves. A full point or half a point is awarded for knocking your opponent down and the first player to gain a two point lead wins the round. Should the 30 second time limit for a round end, the player who has the most points wins. At the end of each match is a bonus round where the victor can earn extra points by...

Karate Champ

Karate Champ

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 1, 1986

Your karate championship is at stake. Can you master all the lunges, kicks, spins, somersaults, foot sweeps, reverse punches, and defensive blocks needed to retain your title? Move fast and play smart or you'll get flattened before you can grunt! Compete against a friend or challenge the computer. Nine different picturesque settings (plus three challenging bonus screens) provide the backdrops for your matches. Hiiiiieeeeeooooo!

Karnov

Karnov

Arcade - Released - 1987

Karnov is a 1987 platform arcade game. In the game, players take control of the title character Jinborov Karnovski, or "Karnov" for short. Karnov is a strongman popularly illustrated as being from an unspecified part of the Soviet Union's Central Asian republics as shown on the arcade flyer and again in Karnov's Revenge.

Karnov's Revenge

Karnov's Revenge

Arcade - Released - 1994

Sequel to Data East's Fighter's History. Two new characters, Zazie Muhaba and Liu Yungmie, can be chosen for play, as well as the bosses Clown and Karnov, who now sports his classic platformer look. Most moves have been tweaked, like Ray's Wheel Kick, and new moves have been added, like Jean's Somersault Flip Kick. Hidden moves, such as Mizoguchi's Shotensai are also usable at any time during a match, without the need of super meters or anything like in recent fighting games. The American version of Fighter's History Dynamite

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 2, 1987

KID NIKI is truly AWESOME! This rad and bad punk dude is out to rescue his spike-haired girlfriend, Princess Margo, from the clutches of the Stone Wizard. Armed with a razor-sharp sword, this miniature madman slices his rivals down to size!

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Arcade - Released - October 2, 1986

One day in Feudal Japan, Kid Niki, the most radical of ninjas, is training at his Ninja School. Suddenly, a passing bird is struck down by an arrow and lands at Niki's feet. Attached is a note explaining that Niki's girlfriend, Princess Margo, has been kidnapped by the evil Stone Wizard. With the cry of "Will help you!" Niki bursts through the wall of his school and sets off on his quest to save Margo.

King of Boxer

King of Boxer

Arcade - Released - 1985

Ring King is a boxing game in which the action in the ring is viewed in a 3D top-down view and a full range of moves is provided, with the standard jabs complimented by body punches and the ability to dodge, duck or raise your guard. Each punch weakens your opponent's strength which can slightly recover during a round break. A rain of well placed blows can produce a quick knockout, but normally you must hit your opponent many times before he goes down. The game has three play modes. There is training mode to train your player before you enter a tournament. A ranking mode where you can...

Kung Fu

Arcade - 1985

Kung-Fu Master is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game produced by Irem as arcade game in 1984 and distributed by Data East in North America. The game was initially released in Japan under the title of Spartan X[a] as a tie-in based on the Jackie Chan film Wheels on Meals (which was also distributed under the name Spartan X in Japan); however, the game has no bearing on the plot of the film outside the names of the main protagonist and his girlfriend, allowing Irem to export the game without the license by simply changing the title. The players control Thomas, the titular Kung-Fu Master, as he...

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